Biomass Crop Assistance Program

Docket ID: CCC-2010-0001
Agency: Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC)
Parent Agency: Department of Agriculture (USDA)
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) proposes regulations to implement the new Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) authorized by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (the 2008 Farm Bill). BCAP is intended to assist agricultural and forest land owners and operators with the establishment and production of eligible crops including woody biomass in selected project areas for conversion to bioenergy, and the collection, harvest, storage, and transportation of eligible material for use in a biomass conversion facility. This rule specifies the requirements for eligible participants, biomass conversion facilities, and biomass crops and materials.
RIN: 0560-AH92
Impacts and Effects: Energy
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 1450
Priority: Economically Significant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Fall 2010
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: Yes
Legal Authorities: PL 110-246
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: Business, Governmental Jurisdictions, Organizations
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
Notice10/01/200873 FR 57047
Notice-NOFA06/11/200974 FR 27767
Notice Comment Period End06/12/2009
Notice-EIS08/10/200974 FR 39915
Notice Comment Period End08/10/2009
Notice Comment Period End09/24/2009
NPRM02/08/201075 FR 6264
NPRM Comment Period End04/09/2010
Final Action10/27/201075 FR 66201
Docket Details open glossary dialog  
Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Short Title: BCAP
Keyword(s): Biomass
Subtype: Significant; Not Major
Type: Rulemaking
Program: Other

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Nov 14, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 09/15/2011
ID: CCC-2010-0001-0245
Comment Period Closed
May 07, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 04/08/2011
ID: CCC-2010-0001-0243
Comment Period Closed
Apr 09, 2010 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 02/08/2010
ID: CCC-2010-0001-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 10/27/2010
ID: CCC-2010-0001-0242

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 11/29/2011
ID: CCC-2010-0001-0247
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 04/14/2011
ID: CCC-2010-0001-0244


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Comments Received*
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Agency Contact
Deirdre Holder
Director, Regulatory Review Group
202 205-5851
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Washington, DC 20250-0572
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